Iraq’s caretaker premier notified the U.S. envoy to the country on Monday on a recent decision by Iraqi legislators for the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq.

Adel Abdul Mahdi received Matthew Tueller at his office on Monday to discuss recent developments in the country, according to a statement released by his office.

The prime minister emphasized the necessity of joint action to “implement the withdrawal of foreign forces in accordance with the decision of the Iraqi parliament.”

Abdul Mahdi pointed out to the “seriousness of the current situation and its possible repercussions”, stressing that Baghdad was making

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